Cyber attacks dominated the headlines in 2016. The tentacles of cyber threats span the globe and every industry; cyberwarfare involving critical infrastructure services, massive data breaches where troves of emails and data were stolen, and blackmarket ransomware attacks that have taken over control of critical IT systems - only to be released after the ransom sums were paid.
Over two billion records were stolen in 2016. The hacking of records and emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the US Democratic National Committee were just a handful of high-profile hacks that riled businesses and individuals in 2016. Data breaches to businesses such as Yahoo, LinkedIn, and numerous others comprised millions upon millions of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). PPIs consist of personal data used to distinguish or trace a person’s identity. It includes not only things such as their name, social security number, biometric records, etc., but it also other data like an individual’s photographic image, fingerprints, handwriting, facial geometry, passport information and credit card numbers read more.......https://www.clearswift.com/blog/2017/01/03/cyber-security-predictions-2017